Carrier-Grade Virtualization: Preparing the Telco Infrastructure for NFV
Analyst at Large
Caroline Chappell leads Heavy Reading's research into service provider cloud adoption for internal IT, enterprise service delivery and network functions virtualization (NFV) purposes. She also covers technologies that support telco application development and delivery and customer experience management. She is currently tracking the impact of SDN and NFV on telecom organizations and has a major interest in the new architectures and systems needed for operating SDN and NFV-based networks.
Caroline has over 25 years’ experience of researching and writing about the ICT industry for global analyst firms and publications and has led major research projects for communications service providers, vendors, financial institutions and government bodies. She is an authority on the global wholesale telecom industry and her work synthesizes a broad understanding of ICT innovation with a deep knowledge of telecom market dynamics.
Senior DIrector of Ecosystems Development
VMware Global & Strategic Alliances
David Wright is a 25 year veteran of the Computing Industry in Silicon Valley in the United States. He is an expert in large-scale computing systems and the latest innovations in Cloud Computing. Dave came to VMware from Microsoft where he served as Industry Director for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ISV channel partnerships. Dave has also served as CTO of Xavient Technologies, Director of Architecture for Scient and a Technology Director at Oracle.
Currently Dave is the Senior Director of Alliances Ecosystem Development for VMware. He manages several teams that nurture technology partnerships for VMware including the Technology Alliance Partner program (TAP), the VMware Solutions Exchange (VSX), and field Systems Engineering for technology Alliance partners.
Dave has an MBA from Wharton and is a frequent speaker at Silicon Valley technology events.
Vice-President of Product Marketing for Networking and Security
Chris King is Vice-President of Product Marketing for Networking and Security at VMware. Prior to joining VMware in July 2013, Mr. King ran product marketing for Palo Alto Networks for over 5 years, and helped grow that company from a handful of customers to a $400M+/year business. Previously, Mr. King held strategic and product marketing roles at Blue Coat Systems. Before joining Blue Coat in 2004, Mr. King spent over 8 years as an information technology analyst for META Group. An expert on information security, Mr. King has consulted with hundreds of large IT organizations, spoken before a variety of audiences, and is often quoted in IT and business press. Before META Group, Mr. King managed an international network for Securities Registration Depository, and was employed by Ernst & Young. Mr. King holds a B.A. from George Mason University.
This webinar will look at the requirements for a virtualization platform that will support the needs of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and, specifically, the role of the virtualization layer within the NFV Infrastructure. It will discuss the drivers for virtualization and examine the specific capabilities needed in a carrier-grade virtualization platform to support network functions, as opposed to virtualized enterprise applications. It will examine the relationship between the virtualization platform and virtualized connectivity and present virtualization use cases that demonstrate the power of the NFV approach.